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How can I type the feminine ordinal indicator ª (U+00AA) on the Latin American keyboard layout on Microsoft Windows (7 Professional)?

I can get the masculine indicator ° with Shift+` (i.e., Shift+the key left of 1) but I can't find the feminine indicator anywhere. Is there a way to type this, or, better yet, to find out how to type it?

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The "latam" keyboard has a lot of hidden keystrokes:

[Alt Gr] + [Shift] + f = ª However, you need a font that can show the characters.

Font in this image is: monofur

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y9fb4auvjqv4s91/latam_keyboard.jpg?dl=0

I know this is old but the choice marked most correct isn't.

[Alt Gr] = right [Alt] key

  • Thanks for your answer! Do you know where I could find a comprehensive list of these "hidden keystrokes"? – wchargin Sep 7 '14 at 2:59
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You can view (grainy low-res) interactive keyboard layouts here. Wikipedia has various Latin-script keyboard layouts on its QWERTY page.

From those, there is no feminine ordinal on the Latin American keyboard. It's on the Spanish (Spain) keyboard, which is supposedly now preferred.

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From How to enter Unicode characters in Microsoft Windows

This method works regardless of any of your language settings.

  • Press and hold down the Alt key.

  • Press the + key on the numeric keypad.

  • Type the hexidecimal unicode value.

  • Release the Alt key.

This appears to require a registry setting. Under HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method, set EnableHexNumpad to "1". If you have to add it, set the type to be REG_SZ.

There's more methods on that page but this is the most universal one.

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